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2006: The First Annual
Founding Values Awards Luncheon

The luncheon's purpose is to raise funding for the Congressman Paul Henry Integrity Award, the Ambassador Peter Secchia Heartfelt Commitment Award, and the Congressman Hal Sawyer Justice Award. These awards will be presented annually at this spring luncheon.

This is an opportunity to remind our community of the importance of our local activities in the political world of Kent County. Each award is named for a person who represents the values described in it. This will send a message to all that we believe in and want these values to be continued.

Luncheon Date: May 10, 2006
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: Penn Club
Price: $125/person
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 Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Award Winners

The Founding Values Awards Committee met Wednesday April 12th to choose the award winners.

Committee Chairman Dick Posthumus and the committee members are pleased and excited to announce the following winners:

Chief DolanCongressman Hal Sawyer
Justice Award

Harry Dolan

Harry P. Dolan began his tenure as the chief of police of the Grand Rapids Police Department on April 1, 1998. Prior to this appointment, he served for six years as the Chief of Police in Lumberton, North Carolina. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Chief of Police for the North Carolina Department of Human Resources Police Department located in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

During his term in Grand Rapids, Chief Dolan helped to lead the design of the new police headquarters, moving from a 60,000 square foot facility to an expanded 155,000 square foot building. He also implemented the community policing philosophy throughout the department, building on the four service area model, where police teams led by captains provide personalized police service to meet unique neighborhood needs. Through an unprecedented budget crisis, the department has continued to maintain a high level of community policing services. The Grand Rapids Police Department's Traffic Stop Data Collection Project and numerous public reports have been applauded by the community as demonstration of the department's interest in transparency. Chief Dolan has also provided leadership in the development of the citywide Community Oriented Government philosophy.

Chief Dolan has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina in Pembroke. He is a  Certified Public Manager through the National Certified Public Managers Consortium, North Carolina Office of State Personnel, and he attended the Police Executive Development Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Chief Dolan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from  Western Carolina University. He and his wife, Paula, have three children: Matthew, Lauren, and Keenan.


Bill HardimanCongressman Paul Henry
Integrity Award

Bill Hardiman

In addition to being elected to the State Senate, Hardiman has served as Mayor of the City of Kentwood from 1992-2002. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Transit Authority, the Gerald R. Ford Council Boy Scouts of America, Grand Rapids Housing Center, Michigan Municipal League, United Way of Kent County, Spectrum Health Services, Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, Kentwood Foundation, Grand Bank, Crime Victim Foundation, Grand Valley State University Foundation, and Right Place Program (a regional economic development organization). Senator Hardiman has been exceptionally active in his church, Grand Rapids First Assembly of God.  He has received a number of awards for his service including: Distinguished Alumnus Award from Grand Valley State University, United Way of Kent County Volunteer Award, 1998 Giants Award, 1998 National Association of Home Builders Annual Local Official of the Year, and the Frederick Douglas Award from Grand Rapids Club of N.A.N.B.P.W.C, Inc. Senator Hardiman was appointed by Governor Engler to the Secchia Commission on Total Quality Government and the Act 51 Transit Committee.

He has gained national attention as one of the founders and current Chairman of Healthy Marriages Grand Rapids (formerly known as the Greater Grand Rapids Community Marriage Policy), a broad-based program to promote strong marriages and family life.

Senator Hardiman and his wife of 31 years reside in Kentwood. He was elected in November 2002 to represent the 29th State Senate District, representing the cities of Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Lowell, and the townships of Cascade, Lowell, Vergennes and Grattan.


Ambassador Peter Secchia
Heartfelt Commitment Award

Mike Jandernoa

Michael J. Jandernoa is the former chairman of the board and CEO of Perrigo Company, the nation's largest manufacturer and marketer of store brand, over-the-counter drug and nutritional products. Mr. Jandernoa graduated from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.

His career is one characterized by hard work, loyalty, and steady success. After joining Perrigo Company as Vice President of Finance, he rose to the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. During his tenure at the company, he helped lead two leveraged buyouts and the initial public offering.

Mr. Jandernoa is a man devoted to the economic, regional development of the West Michigan area. He is co-founder of Bridge Street Capital Partners and Grand Angels, two organizations committed to the promotion of young, growing companies in the Midwest and Great Lakes region.

He is actively involved in the Grand Rapids business community serving on the boards of Steelcase, Fifth Third Bank of Western Michigan, Cascade Engineering, ADAC Plastics, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor, the University of Michigan Business School Visiting Committee, and Grand Valley University Foundation. He is also a member of the Michigan Business Roundtable and a past member of the Young Presidents' Organization.

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Scholarship Recipients

Congressman Paul Henry Integrity Award:
Nathan Tonlaar - Calvin College
John Ranville - Grand Valley State University

Ambassador Peter Secchia Heartfelt Commitment Award:
Krystal Wiseman - Cornerstone University

Congressman Hal Sawyer Justice Award:
Chas Ryder - Grand Rapids Community College
Jennifer Coulon - Aquinas


2006 Luncheon Program

by Dan Koorndyk



The Culture of Giving
Featured Speaker: Peter Secchia

The Legacy of Congressman Paul Henry
Speaker: Karen Henry Stokes

The Legacy of Congressman Hal Sawyer
Speaker: Keary Sawyer

The Legacy of Ambassador Secchia
Speaker: Karl Hascall

by Dick Posthumus

Congressman Paul Henry Integrity Award
Award Winner: Senator Bill Hardiman
Calvin College Scholarship Winner: Nathan Tonlaar
Grand Valley State University Scholarship Winner: John Ranville

Ambassador Peter Secchia Heartfelt Commitment Award
Award Winner: Mike Jandernoa
Cornerstone University Scholarship Winner: Krystal Wiseman
Gift to Millennium Park

Congressman Hal Sawyer Justice Award
Award Winner: Grand Rapids Chief of Police Harry Dolan
Grand Rapids Community College Scholarship Winner: Chas Ryder
Aquinas College Scholarship Winner: Jennifer Coulon

Special Presentations by the offices of
Congressman Vern Ehlers
Congressman Peter Hoekstra

Closing Comments


Thank you to our all who made this event possible: major sponsors, benefactors, donors, attendees, and the FVI Host Committee:

Major Sponsors

Bill Currie/Universal Forest Products
Dave Dishaw Family
Karl & Sue Hascall
The Secchia Family


Peter Cook
Judge David Sawyer
Peter Wege


Kallman Consulting
Perrigo Printing
Rosebowl Floral
Wolfmark Adwerks


Lynn Afendoulis
Mark Augustyn

Chris Beckering
Curt Benson
William Brennan
President Gaylen Byker

Libby Child
Jon Chism
Marlene Chockley
Peter Cook
Ryan Cook
Jennifer Coulon
Bill Currie
David Custer
Jon DeWitte

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dolan
Tim Doyle

Bob Eleveld
James and Lois Ens

William Forsyth

Scott Greenlee

Karl and Sue Hascall
Sen. and Mrs. Bill Hardiman
Karen Henry Stokes
Donnalee Holton
Doug Holtrop
Holly Hughes
J.C. Huizenga

Bee Isselhardt

Mr. And Mrs. Mike Jandernoa
Don Jandernoa

Matt Kallman
Marla Kloosterhouse
Kevin Kelly

The Hon. John Logie

Christian Meyer
Mac McPherson
Lyle and Gail Morrison
Judge William Murphy

Ron Nelson

Nancy Ostapowicz

Marilew Pierce
Brian Pierce
Bob Prevette

John Ranville
Ray and Connie Ranville
Judge James Redford
Sharon Reynolds
Chas Ryder
Tim and Candy Ryder

Judge David Sawyer
Keary Sawyer
Mark and Cheryl Schut
Peter and Joan Secchia

Monica Taylor
Roosevelt and Tanya Tillman
Nathan Tonlaar
Rick Treur

Mary Anne VanDam
Dr. Reggie VanderVeen
Russ Visner
Theodore Vogt
Harold and Joanne Voorhees

Larry Wagenknecht
Jessica Webster
Peter Wege
Curt Wells
Jim Williams
Krystal Wiseman
Casey Wondergem

Chuck Yob

Judge Daniel Zemaitis

FVI Host Committee

Dean Agee
David Agema
Saul Anuzis

James Barrett
Curt Benson

Glenn Clark
Libby Child
Marlene Chockley
Bill Currie

Dave Dishaw
Eric Doster

Bob Eleveld

Bill Forsyth
Hank Fuhs

Rep. Kevin Green
Scott Greenlee

Sen. Bill Hardiman
Karl Hascall
Rep. David Hildebrand
Donnalee Holton
Holly Hughes

Bee Isselhardt

Matt Kallman
Deb Walsh Kay
Dan Koorndyk
Sen. Wayne Kuipers

The Hon. John Logie
Mac McPherson
Gail Morrison

Rep. Tom Pearce
Dick Perrigo
Brian Pierce
Dick Posthumus

Rick Rankin
Michael Reagan

Elisabeth Sawyer
Keary Sawyer
Sen. Ken Sikkema
Rep. Glenn Steil, Jr.
Karen Henry Stokes

Fred Vandenberg
Dr. Reggie VanderVeen

Larry Wagenknecht
Fritz Wahlfield
Dr. James Weiland
Casey Wondergem

Chuck Yob
Kim Yob

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